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March 13, 2019

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Senator claims gov’t spent $5m on petitions case

Source: iWitness News An opposition lawyer says that the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has spent EC$5 million to pay six… Link: Senator claims gov’t spent m on petitions case

PETITIONS TRIAL: Gaymes had a case to answer — Stalky

Source: iWitness News Lead counsel for the petitioners Stanley “Stalky” John says that the argument by the respondents’ legal team that Winston Gaymes,… Link: PETITIONS TRIAL: Gaymes had a case to answer — Stalky

Governance there for the grabs — Leacock, Patel

Source: iWitness News The two vice-presidents of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says that the party must do what is necessary… Link: Governance there for the grabs — Leacock, Patel

LIAT needs US$5.4 million urgently

Source: iWitness News ·· SVG asked to give US$723,711 · 11 destinations told to pay for empty seats The shareholder governments of cash-strapped… Link: LIAT needs US.4 million urgently

Nigerian-Vincy on credit card charges granted bail

Source: iWitness News The Nigerian-Vincentian woman charged with using a 90-year-old businessman’s credit card without his permission and stealing EC$1,472.01 from him has… Link: Nigerian-Vincy on credit card charges granted bail

History as Skinny’s song wins Trinidad Road March

Source: iWitness News Vincentian soca sensation Skinny Fabulous has noted the significance of the road March victory in Trinidad and Tobago of a… Link: History as Skinny’s song wins Trinidad Road March

SVG nursing association has new executive

Source: iWitness News The Nurses Association of St, Vincent and the Grenadines (NASVG) has a new executive body. This long overdue call came… Link: SVG nursing association has new executive

NDP statement on International Women’s Day 2019

Source: iWitness News Once again, the Women’s Arm of the New Democratic Party of St Vincent and the Grenadines, invites citizens — old… Link: NDP statement on International Women’s Day 2019

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Source: The Vincentian <script type="text/javascript" … Link: TheVincentianPDF-08-03-19

LIAT needs more $$$$$

Source: The Vincentian <span style="font-weight: bold; … Link: LIAT needs more $$$$$

Police officer dies suddenly in hospital

Source: iWitness News The constabulary, as well as relatives and friend of a police constable, is mourning his sudden passing. The Police Public… Link: Police officer dies suddenly in hospital

Man sells cocaine to take care of newborn

Source: iWitness News Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne, on Friday, described as irresponsible, a man who said he was selling cocaine to help take… Link: Man sells cocaine to take care of newborn

What shall it profit a man?

Source: iWitness News By *Jomo Thomas (Plain Talk, March 5, 2019) I am sitting at my desk at the Malmaison Hotel in Oxford,… Link: What shall it profit a man?

Ottley Hall teen killed in police shooting

Source: iWitness News An 18-year-old Ottley Hall man died in hospital on Tuesday after police shot him in his West Kingstown community.  The… Link: Ottley Hall teen killed in police shooting

Foetus found in drain in Penniston

Source: iWitness News Police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a human foetus in a drain in Penniston on Tuesday. A… Link: Foetus found in drain in Penniston

Man stabs woman after she gets off van to avoid him

Source: iWitness News A 53-year-old Fountain man was, on Monday, jailed for three months for wounding a woman who had exited a minivan… Link: Man stabs woman after she gets off van to avoid him

Thailand offers Vincies post-grad scholarships

Source: iWitness News The Government of Thailand through the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa is offering certificate and master’s degree programmes under the… Link: Thailand offers Vincies post-grad scholarships

Dog attack halves farmer’s flock

Source: iWitness News Livestock farmers in St. Vincent continue to suffer as a result of dogs killing their animals. One of the latest… Link: Dog attack halves farmer’s flock

Youth in police beating video charged

Source: iWitness News The youngster seen in a video being repeatedly struck in the head with a truncheon by a police officer has… Link: Youth in police beating video charged

Man jailed for stealing, destroying student’s laptop

Source: iWitness News A 25-year-old Fitz Hughes man was, on Friday, jailed for nine months for stealing and destroying a laptop that the… Link: Man jailed for stealing, destroying student’s laptop

Weed farmers, company haggle over price

Source: iWitness News The head of a group advocating on behalf of traditional growers of marijuana is urging farmers not to accept less… Link: Weed farmers, company haggle over price

Bigger Bigs’ charged with obstructing surveyors

Source: iWitness News Businessman Leon “Bigger Bigs” Samuel is slated to appear before the Georgetown Magistrate court on Monday to answer two counts… Link: Bigger Bigs’ charged with obstructing surveyors

Ghost fishing — a nightmare in the ocean

Source: iWitness News By Kimani Wiseman When we as humans hear the word “ghost”, the first thing that might come to our mind… Link: Ghost fishing — a nightmare in the ocean

Sir James is wrong; judge can order fresh election

Source: iWitness News A comment by former Prime Minister Sir James regarding the options open to the judge hearing the election petitions case,… Link: Sir James is wrong; judge can order fresh election

Nappy Chinks

Source: iWitness News By Patrick Ferrari Six weeks ago, there was an article in The News newspaper captioned, “Trailers in rush hour traffic… Link: Nappy Chinks

SVG friendship society hails Cuban vote

Source: iWitness News The St Vincent and the Grenadines/Cuba Friendship Society (SVGCFS) said Wednesday that it “loudly applauds the expression of the democratic… Link: SVG friendship society hails Cuban vote

Police launch investigation after video of beating

Source: iWitness News The Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said late Tuesday night that it has launched an investigation after… Link: Police launch investigation after video of beating

Nigerian charged in credit card case denied bail

Source: iWitness News The Nigerian woman charged with using a 90-year-old businessman’s credit card without his permission and stealing EC$1,472.01 from him has… Link: Nigerian charged in credit card case denied bail

FIU returns $53 of $17,000 seized from drug accused

Source: iWitness News A lawyer has described as  “coincidental” and “ironic” the decision of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to return to a… Link: FIU returns of ,000 seized from drug accused

Lawyer claims abuse as murder charge is withdrawn

Source: iWitness News A lawyer has warned against allowing criminal prosecutions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to become like other jurisdictions where… Link: Lawyer claims abuse as murder charge is withdrawn

Gov’t to set up ‘Doing Business Unit’

Source: iWitness News A “Doing Business Unit” will be established within the Ministry of Finance. The unit will address not only the indicators… Link: Gov’t to set up ‘Doing Business Unit’

SVG’s economy ‘has been recovering’ — IMF

Source: iWitness News The Vincentian economy is ‘recovering’, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday, adding that beyond 2020, growth would be… Link: SVG’s economy ‘has been recovering’ — IMF

Witness rebuts man’s police abuse claim

Source: iWitness News A San Souci man has refuted the claim by Mt Grennan resident Jamie Liverpool, 23, that an off-duty police officer… Link: Witness rebuts man’s police abuse claim

I don’t manage elections — PM Gonsalves

Source: iWitness News Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says that he does not get involved in the conduct of general elections, noting that is… Link: I don’t manage elections — PM Gonsalves

Fish fest in Kingstown this Friday

Source: iWitness News A fish fest will be held at the Kingstown Fish Market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday.  Toshihiro… Link: Fish fest in Kingstown this Friday

Biochemist, detective among Ms SVG contestants

Source: iWitness News A detective, a quality assurance technician and a customer service representative are among the six young ladies vying to be… Link: Biochemist, detective among Ms SVG contestants

North Leeward gets smart hospital, clinic

Source: iWitness News Residents of North Leeward are now better able to access health care services with the completion and handover of the… Link: North Leeward gets smart hospital, clinic

SVG expecting $5m from medical weed in 2019

Source: iWitness News The medical marijuana industry is expected to generate EC$5 million for the government this year, says Minister of Finance, Camillo… Link: SVG expecting m from medical weed in 2019

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